In December 1917 Mansfield was diagnosed with tuberculosis . Rejecting the idea of staying in a sanatorium on the grounds that it would cut her off from writing,  she moved abroad to avoid the English winter.  She stayed at a half-deserted and cold hotel in Bandol , France, where she became depressed but continued to produce stories, including " Je ne parle pas français ". " Bliss ", the story that lent its name to her second collection of stories in 1920, was also published in 1918. Her health continued to deteriorate and she had her first lung haemorrhage in March. 
Like other AAS, drostanolone is an agonist of the androgen receptor (AR).  It is not a substrate for 5α-reductase and is a poor substrate for 3α-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3α-HSD), and therefore shows a high ratio of anabolic to androgenic activity.  As a DHT derivative, drostanolone is not a substrate for aromatase and hence cannot be aromatized into estrogenic metabolites .  While no data are available on the progestogenic activity of drostanolone, it is thought to have low or no such activity similarly to other DHT derivatives.  Since the drug is not 17α-alkylated , it is not known to cause hepatotoxicity .